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backblocks

[bak-bloks]
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noun (used with a plural verb) Australian.
  1. the outback: They live in the backblocks.
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Origin of backblocks

First recorded in 1870–75; back1 + block + -s3
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Historical Examples

  • You'll be jolly glad to get rid of me and be off with the uncle into the backblocks.

    Captivity

    M. Leonora Eyles

  • They come down from the backblocks with perhaps a hundred pounds to spend on a week of blissful unconsciousness.

    Captivity

    M. Leonora Eyles

  • In this article the paper spoke of backblocks bushmen under the generic soubriquet of Billjim.


British Dictionary definitions for backblocks

backblocks

pl n
  1. Australian and NZ bush or remote farming area far distant from city amenities
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Derived Formsbackblock, adjectivebackblocker, noun
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